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Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 9:29am

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday.

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 8:41am

for a summer wedding or a fall vacation. But how can one make plans when nobody knows how long the current situation will last?

Watchdog: Syrian air force responsible for chemical attacks

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 8:18am

The global chemical weapons watchdog issued a report Wednesday blaming the Syrian air force for a series of chemical attacks using sarin and chlorine in late March 2017 on the central town of Latamneh.

Global chemical weapons watchdog: Reasonable grounds to believe Syrian air force responsible for attacks in March 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 8:12am

Global chemical weapons watchdog: Reasonable grounds to believe Syrian air force responsible for attacks in March 2017.

Arkansas State University student injured in campus shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 8:01am

Arkansas State University was placed on lockdown for several hours after a student was shot in the leg early Wednesday in the parking lot of a campus apartment complex, officials said.

Mayor says virus has hit black, Hispanic New Yorkers hard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 7:05am

New York City's death toll from the coronavirus has been disproportionately high in black and Hispanic communities, and the city is starting an outreach campaign for those residents, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

Authorities: Suspect in Tennessee stabbing was truck driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 6:03am

A man who fatally stabbed three employees and wounded a customer at a Tennessee travel center before being killed was as a truck driver from North Carolina, authorities said.

Cuteness alert: Zoo Miami shows off clouded leopard kittens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 5:36am

Providing exactly what's needed in these trying times, Zoo Miami has shared images of two clouded leopard cubs.

Making plans, defiantly, amid the chaos and madness

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 12:34am

a three-day celebration for 200 guests — was thrown into indefinite limbo. Then they both tested positive for coronavirus.

AP Was There: Faldo wins a Masters known for Shark tanking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 12:27am

Greg Norman simply found history too heavy to carry over the rolling hills and treacherous greens of Augusta National Golf Club.

Wuhan ends lockdown as health workers buckle under strain

Danica Kirka and Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 11:47pm

After 76 days in lockdown, the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopened Wednesday, and tens of thousands immediately hopped on trains and planes to leave. Elsewhere, the economic, political and psychological toll of fighting the virus grew increasingly clear and more difficult to bear.

Census sends paper forms to laggards as Midwest sets pace

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 11:16pm

If you're a census slacker and haven't yet filled out the form for the 2020 head count, the federal government is trying another way to get in touch with you.

Hawaii mayor to arrested Florida man: 'Covidiot'

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 11:04pm

A mayor in Hawaii has a choice word for the Florida man accused of trying to flout Hawaii’s traveler quarantine: “covidiot.”

Lives Lost: A Louisiana grandmother 'took care of everyone'

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 11:03pm

Mary Louise Brown Morgan kept a garden full of rosebushes and just about every kind of fruit tree, from plums to satsuma oranges to kumquats. And when the lawn surrounding her south Louisiana home grew too high, the 78-year-old grandmother climbed on her lawnmower to cut it herself.

Black voters weighed history, health in Wisconsin election

Christina A. Cassidy and Gretchen Ehlke, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 10:24pm

After going to sleep angry and afraid to vote, Xavier Thomas woke up on Election Day in Wisconsin thinking about how hard black people had to fight for the right to cast a ballot.

DC fights to enforce distancing and braces for looming surge

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 10:17pm

Pick-up basketball games. Crowds gathering at an outdoor fish market. Family hikes along trails in Rock Creek Park. The warmer weather is bringing violations of social distance guidelines in the nation’s capital, even as health officials predict the city could become one of the next U.S. hot spots in the coronavirus pandemic.

CDC considers loosening guidelines for some exposed to virus

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 10:14pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are without symptoms.

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

Michael Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 9:28pm

John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other indelible tunes, died Tuesday at the age of 73.

7 Essential tracks from John Prine, folk music's Mark Twain

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 9:06pm

Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine like nothing.